CMS announces plans to overhaul meaningful use, health data exchange

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In March 2018, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma announced a series of planned reforms designed to reduce regulatory burden, increase electronic health record (EHR) interoperability, and advance access to medical records for patients.

Administrator Verma announced CMS is planning on overhauling its meaningful use requirements, in response to years of provider complaints that the program is too burdensome and difficult to implement. CMS’s stated goal is to reduce time and compliance costs associated with the program.

The agency’s moves come just weeks after President Donald Trump signed a funding bill that includes measures to ease